The Janome DC2014 and the Singer MX60 are two of the most popular affordable sewing machines we will compare today. In addition to being packed with features in an affordable price range, these two sewing machines produced excellent stitch quality.
What are the major differences between them? Here I will try to answer them as simply as possible.
Janome DC2014 vs. Singer MX60: Comparison in Features
Sewing Machine Types
The Janome DC2014 is a computerized sewing machine, while the Singer MX60 is a mechanical sewing machine. Since the machine types decide they differ a lot in features, I won’t make a suggestion.
The sewing machine you choose should be tailored to your skill level and goals.
Janome DC2014 vs. Singer MX60 : Built-in Stitches
With Janome DC2014 sewing machine, you get an attractive amount of stitches – 50 to be exact. The 50 stitches include standard stitches, decorative stitches, and buttonhole stitches. As for Singer MX60, it contains 6. These stitches include standard and decorative stitches, which are similar to those found on the Janome DC2014.
The Janome DC2014 sewing machine weighs approximately 18.2 lbs, while the Singer MX60 comes with a weight of 12.4 lbs.
When you don’t have a specific spot in your home where your sewing machine belongs, the extra weight can become burdensome.
Neither Janome DC2014 nor Singer MX60 has a start/stop button. This might not be convenient for a novice to sew effectively.
Speed Control Slider
The Janome DC2014 sewing machine arrives with a speed control slider while the Singer MX60 doesn’t. A speed control slide is a useful feature that allows you to set the maximum speed you are comfortable with.
Automatic Needle Threader
To assist the user, self-threading sewing machines have what is called an automatic needle threader. The Janome DC2014 has one while the Singer MX60 doesn’t.
This Janome DC2014 sewing machine comes with a drop-in bobbin, which allows you to see how much thread is left on the bobbin through the window. While Singer MX60 sewing machine doesn’t
Programmable Needle Up/Down
Unlike the Janome DC2014, the Singer MX60 isn’t equipped with a programmable needle up/down function. And using the needle-down function allows the needle to act as a third hand in holding the stitching position, such as when you want to stop and turn a corner or stitching a curve.
There is free arm on both the Janome DC2014 and the Singer MX60. The free arm is a very useful feature to all sewing machines as it makes sewing one layer of fabric without catching another. This is because all of the workings around the bobbin race, feed dogs, and needles are housed there.
Extra High Presser Foot Lifter
The extra-high presser foot lifter of the Janome DC2014 and Singer MX60 allows you to adjust the height, as needed for large sewing projects or multiple layers of thick materials.
|Janome DC2014||Singer MX60|
|Sewing Machine Type||Computerized||Mechanical|
|Buttonhole Styles||3 one-step||1 four-step|
|Programmable Needle Up/Down||Yes||No|
|Drop Feed||Yes||No, Free-motion is possible with darning plate.|
|Working Light||Yes||Yes LED|
|Speed Control Slider||Yes||No|
|Weight||18.2 lbs||12.4 lbs|
|Extra High Presser Foot Lifter||Yes||Yes|
|Snap-on Presser Foot||Yes||Yes|
|Automatic Thread Cutter||No||No|
|Automatic Needle Threader||Yes||No|
|Stitch Selection||LED Display and Push Button||Dial|
|Adjustable Stitch Length/Width||Yes||Preset|
|Included Feet||1/4 Inch Seam Foot, Automatic Buttonhole Foot, Blind Hem Foot, Convertible Even Feed Foot, Even Feed Foot, Overedge Foot, Satin Stitch Foot F, Zipper Foot.||All-Purpose Foot, Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot|
|Dedicated Locking Stitch Button||Yes||No|
|Tension||Automatic (but can be adjusted with dial)||Adjustable with dial|
|Warranty||–||25 Year Limited|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
Janome DC2014 Video Review
Singer MX60 Video Review
These two sewing machines, both made by excellent businesses, are tough to pick between. After comparing their features, my general suggestion is to go with the machine that has more built-in stitches at a lower price.
Q. What type of maintenance do sewing machines need?
A. Today’s sewing machines usually require just a few basic steps to keep them in good working order. While the manual included with your machine will spell out the details, it’s important to regularly remove the throat plate and use a small, soft brush to remove thread, lint, and debris that might have become lodged inside the machine. Your machine may also require oiling to keep everything lubricated and running smoothly.
Q. How much electricity does a sewing machine use
A. A typical home sewing machine may be in the 100-watt range. One estimate for portable sewing machines says that you are paying about 0.013 cents per hour every time. For the day you may be spending about 10 cents.
Q. How do I thread a sewing machine?
To get started with your sewing project, you’ll need to first thread your sewing machine. While your machine’s manual should guide you in the specific sequence for your make and model, the basic process starts by placing the presser foot in the up position.
Next, put your thread spool on the spool holder and bring the thread across the top of the machine, through the thread guide. Insert the thread through the tension mechanism, sliding it between the metal disks before pulling it back upwards. Find the take-up lever and place the thread into the hole. Pull the thread towards the sewing machine needle, using available thread guides as you go.
Finally, bring the needle into an accessible position by adjusting the handwheel. Insert the thread. Your sewing machine should be threaded and ready to go, but it’s always a good idea to make a test run on a sample swatch to check your work.
However, if you sewing machine comes with an automatic needle threader, that would save you lots of time.
Q. Are sewing machines dangerous?
A. Like any machine, a sewing machine can be dangerous if not used correctly. Always follow the safety guidelines provided by the manufacturer when it comes to maintenance, and pay attention while sewing.
Q. Can i use serger thread in my sewing machine
A. Do not use serger thread in your sewing machine. These spools of thread are tempting to buy because they’re inexpensive, but they have a very rough texture on the thread. So if you put it in your regular sewing machine, it’s going to break and jam and you’ll be really frustrated.
Q. Can i use clipper oil on my sewing machine
A. Yes, you can as some people do recommend it as an alternative to sewing machine oil.